Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Bagasse is a process that sugar mills use to separate the sugar cane juice from the plant after harvesting. The Wai‘alua Sugar Mill was converted to shops and small businesses after its closure in 1996. It's main tenants are the Wai‘alua Coffee and the North Shore Soap Factory.
The North Shore Soap Factory is located in the bagasse bin of the Wai‘alua Sugar Mill, and this is a shot of the inside of the cone-shaped ceiling.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The Antonov An225 "Мрия (Mriya)" is the largest aircraft in the world. It was originally designed to transport the Soviet/Russian version of their Space Shuttle. It is now used as a commercial transport to ferry large items around the world by Antonov Airlines. It is also the only model ever built, and is based at Gostemel Airport, Kiev, Ukraine.
Last Monday (the 12th) ,the Mriya was transitting through HNL on its was to Pago Pago, American Sāmoa to bring ten electrical generators to the earthquake and tsunami ravaged US Territory. Sāmoa and the Republic of Tonga were also affected by the earthquake.
I had the opportunity to see the An225 up close and personal, thanks to friends at HNL. The big bird was in the process of being re-fueled when we got there, and the flight manager allowed us into the Mriya and check out the interior. I posted more photos of the An225 on my HNL RareBirds blog. We were certainly blessed to have a rainbow grace the background, as we took our last photos of the Ukranian big bird.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
A stop in Hale‘iwa is not complete without a stop at Matsumoto Shave Ice. The world famous shave ice (aka snow cones) store usually sports a line that can go around the building. It's known for its finely shaved ice and variety of flavors and add-ons that attract tourists and locals alike. Along the walls are photos of celebrities who have stopped by for their shave ice fix, as well as souvenir t-shirts.
Today's photo shows the inside of Matsumoto Shave Ice, and the line of people waiting to order.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Where there is a college football game, there are tailgaters. This was the scene of Aloha Stadium's Hālawa Parking Lots for the 2008 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl. I took this photo from the upper south concourse while we were setting up our camera equipment, a few hours before kick-off.
The UH Warriors are on the road this weekend facing the University of Idaho Vandals in Moscow, ID,
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Victoria's Secret opened their first Hawai‘i store two weeks ago at the Ala Moana Center. Some of the mannequins were adorned with lei, and this was one of them. Kathy & I had gone on the second day, and store security had set up an entry line similar to getting into a nightclub, where they would let a limited number of people in.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Kat & I spent an afternoon at Mokulē‘ia Beach during a recent long weekend. I took this from the ocean, in waist-high water to get a different perspective.
One of the things Kat & I discovered, was that there are pockets in the sand that are ice cold. We had been wading in the water, and dug our feet into the sand, only to find spots of sand that was colder than the water.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Father Damien (nee Jozef deVeuster) of Moloka‘i was canonized as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church today in Vatican City, by Pope Benedict XVI.
Saint Damien was a missionary from Belgium, who ministered to the leper colony at Kalaupapa, Moloka‘i (which is now a national park). He lived among the colony, and eventually succumbed to the disease.
Today's photo shows the statue of Saint Damien that stands on the Beretania Street side of the Capitol Building.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The theme week for October is "The US Air Force's Thunderbirds".
The US Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" headlined the "Wings Over The Pacific" airshow held at Hickam AIr Force Base a few weeks ago. The airshow drew several thousand people over the course of two days. Kathy & I were among those who attended the Saturday show.
Today's photo shows the six F-16C "Fighting Falcon" pilots walking toward their planes.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
The Moana Vista condominium project has been in limbo since the original developer ran out of money. The property fell into foreclosure, and several dozen apartment buyers left in the cold. A deal with a new buyer for the property is currently being worked out.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The Wai‘alua Soda Works is a locally made gourmet soda that features flavors from around Hawai‘i, but is available in parts of the mainland via the internet.
We came across this soda while checking things out at the old Wai‘alua Sugar Mill, and the North Shore Soap Factory. This lilikoi (passion fruit) flavor was really delicious and refreshing!
Wow! It's already October?!? Oh my gosh!
Didn't Kat do a great job with her photos! Thanks hunny!